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CSN Students Graduate Monday

CSN Students Graduate Monday

 

The College of Southern Nevada is conducting its 40th annual commencement ceremony Monday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m.

This year marks a record number of students who are eligible to get a degree or certificate. This year 2,321 students are eligible to graduate. That is nearly 750 more students than the 2005 to 2006 school year.

"Getting my associate degree means that I am starting to lay the foundation for my son and me to thrive on,” said CSN 2012 Student Commencement Speaker and Class of 2012 graduate Seria Larry.

Larry is a survivor of domestic violence, a student government representative, honors student and a single mother.

CSN offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs in more than 130 areas of study.  

Airmen Warned of Scams Targeting Military Members

Airmen Warned of Scams Targeting Military Members

Our military members protect the country, but there are questions about who is protecting them from financial hardships.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Holly Petraeus, the wife of CIA Director David Petraeus, spent Wednesday at Nellis Air Force Base talking to members of the military about finances.

Petraeus was a longtime military spouse. Before taking the lead at the CIA, David Petraeus was the top U.S. commander in Iraq. Now, she is director of the Office of Service Member Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She says she understands the difficulties many military members and their families face. She also wanted to remind them that they are prime targets for financial fraud and scams.

Nevada Service Members Get Financial Advice

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The wife of retired Army Gen. David Petraeus is giving Nevada service members some advice on how to protect their cash.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Holly Petraeus are scheduled to meet with service members Wednesday at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas.

Holly Petraeus is director of the Office of Service Member Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Petraeus and Masto are expected to dine with service members and then hold a town hall for military families on predatory lending practices and other financial issues.

Petraeus was a military spouse for 37 years. She held a similar event in Colorado on Tuesday.

Her husband served as the top U.S. commander in Iraq and now heads the CIA.

Blue Man Group Offers Discount Tickets for Military

Blue Man Group Offers Discount Tickets for Military

One of the most successful shows on the Las Vegas Strip is offering discounted tickets for active members of the military and their families.

Blue Man Group is offering tickets in their theater's Red Zone for $79 and Blue Zone tickets for $89. The prices include all taxes and fees. People interested in getting the discounted tickets must present a valid military ID and use the code “BMGMILITARY.” The military offer is valid online through blueman.com or by calling 1-800-blueman or at any of the box office locations inside The Venetian or Palazzo. Tickets can also be purchased at any Information, Tickets and Tours Office at participating military bases. 

Career Fair Planned for People Leaving Military Service

A career fair is set for members of the military transitioning out of their time in the service.

Civilianjobs.com is hosting the career expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nellis Air Force Base Officers Club, 5871 Fitzgerald Boulevard.

The job website will pre-match people looking for employment with companies looking for workers. The process allows companies to only meet with would-be employees that best fit the positions they are trying to fill. Besides job skills, companies and people are also matched on geographic preferences.

There will be employers from several types of careers, including administration, healthcare, law enforcement, maintenance, engineering and aviation. Those interested in going to the career expo are advised to pre-register at civilianjobs.com. People can upload their resumes onto the site.

Flyball Tournament to Benefit Animal Organization

Flyball Tournament to Benefit Animal Organization

 

Fast-flying canines will be doing their best to win at an interesting competition going on this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The dogs will be competing in the Fly’N Aces Need4Speed Flyball Tournament. The event starts at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nationwide Series garage in the superspeedway infield.

More than 300 dogs will be part of the Flyball event. The dogs will race from the starting line, jump over a line of hurdles, release a tennis ball from a spring-loaded box, grab the ball as it shoots in the air and then return the ball to their handlers.

The event will benefit the Greg Biffle Foundation. The foundation was started by NASCAR driver Greg Biffle and his wife to improve the well-being of animals. The event is free and open to the public.